Aug. 1, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 49
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CSUN Distinguished Alumnus Is Trailblazer of Reality TV

Reality TV pioneer and Distinguished Alumnus Mike Darnell, the man behind such shows as American Idol, MasterChef and So You Think You Can Dance, got his start at CSUN.

CSUN hopes to encourage more girls to pursue majors and careers in STEM.

CSUN Looks to Attract and Nurture More Women in STEM Fields

Through programs such as Women in Science and Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers, CSUN faculty and staff hope to encourage more girls in middle and high school to pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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CSUN moved up to No. 5 in the #MyTopCollege competition.

CSUN Finishes in Top Five of #MyTopCollege National Competition

CSUN is one of the nation’s most beloved colleges, climbing the charts to No. 5 in the 2017 Forbes #MyTopCollege competition.

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Upcoming Events

The Breakfast Club is up next at Summer Movie Fest.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: The Breakfast Club

Thur, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m
This week’s summer movie series is taking you to detention with this classic ’80s John Hughes film.

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Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts shows.

2017-18 Music Knows No Borders

On Sale Now
Guarantee yourself a great seat for upcoming Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts performances by ordering your tickets today.

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The Matadors hit the field for the first time in 2017 against San Jose State.

Women’s Soccer vs. San Jose State (Exhibition)

Thur, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
Get your first taste of Matador soccer as the defending Big West champions take the field for the first time in 2017 in an exhibition matchup against the visiting Spartans. Admission is FREE.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


We Want to See You on Vacation

Wear some CSUN gear while you’re on vacation and send us a photo of you. We’ll use some of our favorites on our CSUN Alumni Instagram page (@csunalumni). And just for sending us a photo, we’ll send you a free CSUN luggage tag. Submit photos to and let us know where you are in the photo.

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Journalism Speed Mentoring: Mentors Needed

Help mold the next generation of journalists by signing up to be a mentor at CSUN’s annual Journalism Speed Mentoring event. We are looking for broadcast, print, digital/online and public relations veterans to help answer any and all questions from students relating to writing and shooting content, landing a job and more.

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Matador Athletics Releases 2016-17 Annual Report

Take a look back at the Matadors’ past year on and off the field and check out the season summaries for each of CSUN’s 19 intercollegiate sports.

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Radiologic Sciences 40th Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 16

The celebration at the Woodland Hills Hilton Hotel commemorates four decades of advancing the radiologic sciences field through education. We hope you join us for an evening celebration connecting alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

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CSUN in the News


At CSUN’s Historic Orange Grove, Volunteers Pick Fruit for Food Charities

Los Angeles Times

Moving & Shaking: Nazarians at CSUN

Jewish Journal

Clean Energy Industry Workshops to be Held at 5 CSU Campuses

Los Angeles Daily News